Nelson: Tennessee almost always a bellwether for Democratic nomination

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 02, 2020 4:05 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

The biggest difference between Al Gore in '88 and Michael Bloomberg '20 is the amount of money each could spend on Super Tuesday. Gore’s campaign was adequately funded by donors and federal campaign subsidies. Bloomberg’s has been spectacularly financed, with every dollar coming from his $60 billion-plus fortune. 


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